Life's a pitch

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Life's a pitch

Post by Cabanas Blue » Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:47 pm

BBC Radio Suffolk’s Saturday lunchtime show Life’s a Pitch has been axed as part of wide-ranging changes made to BBC local radio.

Life’s a Pitch began in August 2011 with host Mark Murphy joined by the show’s original legend-in-residence Kevin Beattie, TWTD’s Phil Ham, the original Tractor Boy and a wide variety of Town-related guests, from Blues stars of the past and present to club staff and supporters from all over the globe.

The show was initially broadcast exclusively from the studio but eventually it moved to Cobbold Stand boxes and then the Far Post Bar ahead of home games, and then the FanZone.
Terry Butcher took over as the legend-in-residence following Beattie’s death in 2018, while a younger Tractor Boy joined the team.

The pandemic and its aftermath saw the show cancelled for two seasons before it returned at the start of this campaign.

However, the BBC has announced significant cuts to its local radio programming with the 12-2pm Saturday slot set to be filled by a show shared with the BBC stations in Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Three Counties Radio at some point in the new year.

Live sports programming, such as BBC Radio Suffolk’s commentary on Town matches, will not be affected by the changes.

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Re: Life's a pitch

Post by Andym » Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:16 pm

BBC cuts unfortunately. I’ll avoid political comment first once

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Re: Life's a pitch

Post by trimleyblue » Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:17 pm

Get it on Town 102, would that be possible?

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Post by trimleyblue » Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:24 pm

Get it on Town 102, would that be possible?

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Post by hallamblue » Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:45 pm

Hmmm, not sure about that.

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Re: Life's a pitch

Post by LizinSpain » Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:55 pm

Give it a couple of years and they will get rid of local radio altogether! It's bloody disgraceful! I may live abroad but I listen to Suffolk a lot to keep up with what is going on at home! As for losing Life's a Pitch, that is the worst of the lot! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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